What is W - Introduction to Letter W with Activities

Letter W is an unreliable letter because it makes different sounds when used in different words. For example, it makes the "wuh" (voiced w sound) as in walk. Also, when we use words like whisper or cow, we find that on adding ‘w’ at the end of a word or when combined with a letter, it often makes the voiceless w sound as in.  


At certain times, the ‘wh’ combination makes the /h/ sound like who, whom, or whose. You may also notice that W is often silent as in two or wrench. This is the reason ‘W’ seems to be ambiguous by pronunciation.


Now, let us discuss the use of the alphabet ‘w’ in various forms. Along with this, we will do various activities based on the letter W.


Interesting Activities on Letter W


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W Letter for Kids


You will get to see the ‘W letter’ activities that are organised from the easiest to the most difficult.  You can go through any of the activities depending on the comfort level of the kid!


Letter Recognition

Activity Sheet

Hidden Image

Within the hidden image, colour the capital Letter W one color and the lower case w another color to reveal the hidden image.

Words that Begin with the Letter W

Speak the name of each picture out loud and listen for the Ww sound.

Modern Manuscript

Print the words that begin with the Letter W.

Standard Font

Print the words that begin with the Letter W.


Draw a line to the words that begin with the sound of W.


Colour the words that start with the sound of W.

Itsy Bitsy Book

Give your child a small activity book with words that begin with the sound of W.


Table 1: The Words that begin with a letter w for kids


Now, let us talk about the words ending with ‘W’.


Activity Name

Activity Sheet

Listening to the sound W

Call out the name of each picture out loud and listen to the Ww sound.

Modern Manuscript

Print the words that end with the letter w.

Standard Font

Trace the words that end with the letter w.


Draw a line to the words that end with the sound of W.


Colour the words that end with the sound of Wa.


Table 2: Words that end with the letter ‘w’


We hope you have enjoyed reading and learning the write-up of w for kids. Although the activities are focused more on the preschool age group, adding at least two challenging activities when learning the English alphabets can be fruitful for the kids. We can give this as a bonus activity for kids who finish their work early.

FAQs on What is W - Introduction to Letter W with Activities

1. List the common words that start with the letter ‘w’ for kids.

Below is a list of words starting with the letter w:  

  • Walk

  • Walrus

  • Water

  • Watermelon

  • Whale

  • When

  • White

  • Wiggle

  • Winter

  • Wolf

  • Wood

  • Word

  • Wonder

  • Wind

  • Warm

  • Worm

  • Whale

  • Willing

  • Watermelon

2. List the common words that end with the letter w.

Below is a list of words that end with the letter ‘w’:

  • Cow

  • Few

  • New

  • Saw

  • Snow

  • Yellow

  • Glow

  • Flow

3. List the things that begin with the letter w.

Below is a list of real-life objects that have words starting with the letter ‘w’:

  • Waders

  • Wafer

  • Waffle Iron

  • Waffles

  • Wagon

  • Wagon Train

  • Wagon Wheel

  • Waist

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